I believe that Augustus had the biggest impact on Rome. I think that because he created the Roman empire. He created a new constitution, Pax Romana, and built many roads, aqueducts, and buildings.
I agree with Jamie that Augustus had a big impact on Rome because he increased stability to Rome. He also did build roads and other things. I also disagree because he gained his own power.
I agree with you Jamie, but didn't he also start the Police force. He also helped the trade and business grow.
I agree with you Jamie because he also established a police force and fire brigade. However it is arguable that some emperors affected Rome more because they were bad. Take Nero for example, he started the great fire of Rome and blamed it on the Christians. That fire tore down mass parts of Rome and at the same time started a mass persecution of Christians.
I believe that Nero had the biggest impact on rome. I believe that because he started the great fire of rome, and blamed it on the Christans. This started the persecution on the Christans because they where framed
I disagree with you I think that Augustus had the biggest impact. He built the roads, he built aqueducts. He also made a system of police force.
I can see your point, Nero's blame was one of the starts to persecuting the Christians. Though I do not agree that Nero had the greatest impact, i believe it is Marcus Aeurlius because he was able to help the poor. He founded schools to educate the young, orphanages for abandoned kids, and hospitald to treat the sick. I think it is a greater impact than what Nero did.
I agree with Austin because Nero did start the great fire of Rome. But its not fair to blame the Christians for something they didn't do. After the Christians where blamed for the great fire they where persecuted.
I agree because he probably did cause the great fire of Rome which led to 50% of Rome to burn down and then he blamed the Christians which ment that a lot of them got persecuted.
I agree with you Austin. Most people would think that Augustus made the biggest impact just because he was a very good emperor, but Nero could have as well because he was bad. Nero started the great fire of Rome, and not only did he blame it on the Christians, he also destroyed a lot of the city.
I agree with Austin. Nero started the great fire of rome, he started the civil war(because of death) ,and committed murder.
I believe that Agustus was the best because he really helped rome by making roads better giving the poor land so they can farm more without having to worry about buying the land.
I believe that Nero had the biggest impact on Rome.
I think that because he was the one who started the great fire of Rome and blamed the Christians for it.
I agree with this because if the christians weren't persecuted in rome. Who knows how big Christianity would be today if we didn't have the Romans persecute them
I agree with you Nkayvian but I also agree with Austin (below), its a good and bad situation. I know that Christianity is the biggest religion and who knows how big it would have been if there population wasn't decreased but it is wrong to do something horrible and have the innocent Christians persecuted.
I mean above when I was referring to Austin
I agree with you. I feel like Augustus did make the biggest impact. You are completely right about Pax roman and the roads aqueducts and all the buildings he built. But one thing that you forgot was that he established a police force and a fire department.
I think that Augustus made the biggest impact on Rome.Because he built new aqueducts and repaired old ones to increase Romes water supply.
I feel emperor Marcus Aurelius had a great impact on Rome. He helped those in need, lowered the taxes, and founded schools, orphanages, and hospitals. He even sold his own jewels to help, he cared for his people.
I think that Nero did the most damage because he started the great fire. Then Nero blamed the Christians on starting the great fire. Nero also killed his mom, stepbrother, an wife.
While Nero was a terrible emperor, he didn't do too much long term damage to really anyone besides the Christians. The great fire of Rome only took out houses, nothing important like money. While killing his mother, stepbrother, and wife were all bad things Nero did, they didn't have much impact on Rome themselves, so their deaths are just random facts at this point. If he had killed someone like a really good emperor, he would have a bigger impact.
I totally agree with you but I read the question wrong. So if I wrote it right my empire would be the same. I feel Nero started the wars too and he was a really bad empire which led to Rome falling even more. I also believe he caused the Great Fire.
I would say Augustus AND Marcus Aurelius because well Augustus made a police force that helped with the thieves, he had the long period of peace ( Pax Romana) he build aquaducts and he strengthened Rome. Marcus lowered taxes and sold jewels for the poor and he did kinder treatment.
I believe Nero had ONE of the biggest impacts on Rome ( I am NOT choosing bad over good, I just want to choose something different. ) I think Nero because he did start the Great Fire of Rome, and then blamed the Christians. To meh ( me ), I think this was really unfair. That is until someone came along.
I disagree with Brisy. I disagree with her because I don't really think that Nero affected Rome to greatly. I think he more of affected Christianity. Sure Nero started the big fire of Rome but they can just rebuild and it was not every were in Rome. But more than the great fire all he was really doing was affecting the Christians by blaming them for starting the great fire of Rome. But if the blog was which emperor of Rome affected Christianity the most I would totally agree it was Nero, but not for affecting Rome. This is why I disagree with Brisy.
Well I disagree with Catherine and agree with Brisy but after the fire Nero built a BIG palace where all the burned down home were so all the Plebeians had no homes and either froze to death,dehydrated,illness,killing
most of the population. But I agree with Catherine with that Nero had started the persecuting/killing of the Christians.
I disagree with Catherine because Nero really did effect Rome greatly. Yes, he did effect Christianity also, but Nero effected Rome greatly.
On the other hand, I agree with Brisy because starting the great fire of Rome did have a big impact on Rome. The people of Rome believed Nero that the Christians started the fire, which caused them to go against Christianity.
I think that Claudius has a big im,pact on Rome because he fixed the previous emperor such as giving back stolen art work. He worked really hard to improve Rome, and make it a better place.I think he worked as hard as he could to make Rome a improvment from before.
I agree because Nero thought if he is the emperor he can do what ever he wanted. And that's why Claudius gave all of it back because he thought it was wrong .
I think that the emperor that made the biggest impact on Rome was Marcus Aurelius. I think this because he did a lot of good things for Rome that other emperors would have never even thought about doing. Marcus Aurelius lowered taxes, which was good because most people could not afford to pay taxes so they did not pay taxes at all. He sold his jewelry, he decided to sell his own jewelry to raise money for the poor who could not afford much at all. He also gave land to the poor people who were suffering from feminine and plague. These were big impacts because he was helping out the people who could not help themselves. It was good to have a lot of good people because then they could pay taxes to Rome. This is also surprising that Marcus Aurelius did this because he was the emperor and most emperors would be too selfish to even think of the idea of giving up their stuff to help out the people of Rome. Marcus Aurelius helped the people of Rome. This is why I think Marcus Aurelius was the emperor that mad the biggest affect on Rome.
I agree with Catherine because he gave his Jewls and riches to pay for the Plebeians. back death was huge back then so that was huge.he was a very rare not corrupt ruler of rome and effected the plebeians lives.
I belive Nero had the biggest affect because he burnt down a lot of Rome, Then banned and persecuted Christians. that paved the way for Constantine to see the kai rho and lift the ban on Christianity.
I believe that Nero had the biggest impact since after all, he started The Great Fire of Rome and then blamed it on the Christians. I mean how horrible would it be to blame something horrible on the Christians which caused them to be persecuted for others amusement.
I think Julius Caesar had the biggest impact on Ancient Rome because he had given the plebeians the equal right to the patrician. He also gave land for free on whatever land they conquered.But he wasn't really a emperor.
I think the emperor with the most impact was Augustus/Octavian. He brought about Pax Romana, a huge time of peace for Rome and its citizens. He also created the Roman Empire, being the first emperor. He also didn't do anything greedy like some emperors to come were.
I think the most influential emperor was (drumroll please), Maximinus Thrax... yes I actually did research on this. I think he was the most influential of the emperors because 1) he killed all of his closest friends and trusted absolutely no one. 2) He tried to make people like him by conquering different land, contrary to what he thought would happen, everyone now hated him because he had taken over the Allamani people of Germania (present day Germany). There was absolutely no reason to take them over and it costed him a great amount of his army. however he tried to take over more land. A revolt began in North Africa setting up two men as claimants to the Roman throne. Maximinus marched his tired, sick men back to Rome, but they were to exhausted to fight and boom goes the dynamite, his Praetorian guard snaps on him and stabs him in the back, kills his son and advisors, beheads them, and puts their heads on poles outside the gates of Rome. I guess you could say he really lost his head... pun definitely intended.
I think the most effective emperor of Rome was Marcus Aurelius because he was very generous to Rome. He sold all of his own jewels to help with the black death and plague. He also lowered taxes, since some people couldn't pay. He gave land to the poor who were suffering from famine and plague. I believe that this was a very big impact since he did all this for the economy.
I feel Nero had the biggest impact in Rome because he was a bad emperor, his death lad to civil war. The impact was bad. it was bad because in the one year period Rome had 4 emperors ,he poisoned his brother and killed his wife and mom
I think the biggest reason Rome fell was because of how large it really was. Since it was so big Rome could not defend its boarders all the way. Rome was so big so when they tried defending the boarders there would be gaps for tribes to get in and when they get in, there wasn't any soldiers protecting inside Rome.
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